Alumni Awards

The annual Alumni Awards program celebrates the outstanding achievements of the best and brightest undergraduate and postgraduate students and Alumni. This prestigious awards program has been running for more than 20 years and is separated into two classifications, the Alumni Achievement Awards and Graduate Medals.

Alumni Achievement Awards

The University of Sydney Alumni Council works with the Alumni Relations Office to select the winners of the Alumni Achievement Awards each year. These awards are won by graduates who have made an outstanding personal and professional contribution to the community at large.

The 2014 Alumni Award recipients were:

  • Dr Peter Farrell AM (BE(Chem) ’64) and Mr Mark Fraser LVO OAM (EMBA ’13) for Community Achievement
  • Adjunct Professor Barry McCleary (BScAgr(Hons I) ’72 PhD ’75 DScAgr ’89) for International Achievement
  • Dr Amelia Afuha’amango Tu’ipulotu (PhD(Nursing) ’12) for Professional Achievement
  • Dr Lachlan Blackhall (BE(Aeronautical)(Space)(Hons) ’07 BSc(Advanced Mathematics) ’07) for Young Alumni Achievement


Please visit the Alumni Relations Office awards page for details relating to the recipients and for further information on the 2014 Alumni Awards Program.

Graduate Medals

Each year, the University of Sydney Alumni Council awards Graduate Medals to honour the achievements of recent graduates, or those who have completed their degree requirements, in the previous year. The Medals recognise academic excellence along with demonstrated commitment and potential to contribute to Australia and the wider world based on university participation and community service.

The 2014 Graduate Medal recipients were:

  • HY William Chan (BDesArch(DigitalArch) ’11 BDesArch(DigitalArch)(Hons) ’13) for Convocation Medal for Undergraduate Achievement
  • Benjamin Veness (MPH ’14) for Edmund Barton Medal for Master’s by Coursework Achievement
  • Angela Ballard (BSc ’11 BSc(Hons) ’14) for Nigel C Barker Medal for Sporting Achievement
  • Peter Hobbins (MMedHum ’09 PhD(Arts) ’14) for Rita and John Cornforth Medal for PhD Achievement
  • John Gilroy (PhD(Education) ’13) for Sister Alison Bush Medal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Achievement


Please visit the Alumni Relations Office awards page for details relating to the recipients and for further information on the 2014 Alumni Awards Program.